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Ann Francis Papers

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Identifier: LP001817
Abstract Ann Francis, a journeyman pipefitter and member of UAW Local 652, worked at the General Motors Oldsmobile plant in the early 1980's. In 1985 she became a technical instructor in the UAW-GM apprentice program and developed programs to recruit and train women and minorities for the skilled trades. From 1989 until her retirement in 1998, she managed a number of different joint union-management programs for the skilled trades at GM's Lansing plant, the most important of which was the Skilled Trades...

Ann Shafer Papers

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Identifier: UP001480
Abstract Ann Shafer has lobbied in support of women's issues, including equal pay, sex and employment discrimination, reproductive freedom, and pregnancy disability benefits throughout her career. She began working in 1946 for W.K. Kellogg Company and was active in the American Federation of Grainmillers, retiring in 1983. She has been involved with the Michigan Democratic Party politics, co-founded a chapter of the National Organization of Women (NOW), and was one of the founding members of the...

Anna Melissa Graves Papers

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Identifier: LP000708
Abstract An associate of Peruvian political leader, Victor Raul Haya de la Torre, Anna Melissa Graves led efforts to liberate de la Torre during his imprisonment by the Peruvian government. Ms. Graves’ papers document de La Torre’s imprisonment and describe the political and social conditions of South America from the 1920’s to the 1940’s.

Anna Melissa Graves Photographs

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Identifier: LAV000708
Abstract An associate of Peruvian political leader, Victor Raul Haya de la Torre, Anna Melissa Graves led efforts to liberate de la Torre during his imprisonment by the Peruvian government. Collection consists of photographic prints of de la Torre and other unidentified persons.

Anthony Kaiser Papers

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Identifier: LP000652
Abstract Anthony Kaiser served as president of the United Chemical Workers-Congress of Industrial Workers (UCW-CIO) Local 11-155, as president of the Hamtramck Federation of Teachers, and as vice-president of the Michigan Federation of Teachers. Mr. Kaiser’s papers reflect his work in the UCW and in state and local branches of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), including documentation of the AFT Hamtramck sit-down strike of 1965.

Archie W. Robinson Papers

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Identifier: LP001355
Abstract Journalist Archie Robinson served as the labor editor of the Detroit News, as a press officer for the National War Labor Board, as labor editor of the U.S. News and World Report, and authored George Meany and His Times, a history of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and its president. Mr. Robinson’s papers document his career in journalism and his coverage of major labor issues.

Architectural Engineering Employees: Detroit Chapter Records

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Identifier: LR000618
Abstract The records of the AEE: Detroit Chapter consist of a paper and appendices prepared by James Skalski relating to efforts to unionize the professional and technical staffs of the architectural firms in the Detroit Metropolitan area.They reflect the problems of organizing professional groups such as engineers and architects.

Arthur Elder Papers

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Identifier: LP000075
Overview The collection contains correspondence, reports, and a scrapbook relating to the AFL and education from 1941 to 1949, as well as correspondence, reports, resolutions, studies, hearings, and clippings pertaining to the American Federation of Teachers from 1934 to 1950, the Michigan Federation of Teachers from 1937 to 1949, and the Detroit Federation of Teachers from 1921 to 1951. It also contains correspondence relating to the organizing efforts of the MFT from 1939 to 1953, and to the dismissal...

Arthur Hughes Papers

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Identifier: LP000233
Abstract Mr. Hughes served as the assistant director of the UAW Chrysler Department beginning in 1948, and was actively involved in Chrysler negotiations until he retired in 1978. He previously served in several elected positions, including president, of UAW Local 140 in Warren, Michigan. Part I of Mr. Hughes' papers consist of correspondence, minutes, reports, and clippings which cover principally the Chrysler negotiations from 1945 to 1960. Part II primarily covers his years in the UAW Chrysler Dept.,...

Arthur W. Calhoun Papers

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Identifier: LP000503
Abstract Arthur Calhoun was an author of many published books, a scholar, and a teacher at a large number of American universities, focusing largely on economics and sociology. His papers reflect both his personal and professional interests and are mainly comprised of manuscripts of his writings on subjects as diverse as religion, history, workers education, gerontology, and the humanities.

Ashby C. McGraw Papers

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Identifier: LP000335
Abstract Mr. McGraw was active in the unionization of the California aircraft industry from the early 1930s to the 1960s. Correspondence, press releases, handbills, notes, proceedings, and other materials document his career as an International Association of Machinists Local Lodge president, district secretary-treasurer, business representative, and Grand Lodge representative. He also served on advisory committees to the Institutes of Industrial Relations at the University of California and UCLA. Among...

Association for Union Democracy Records

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Identifier: LR001085
Abstract The Association for Union Democracy grew out of the publication of Union Democracy in Action, a newsletter created by Herman Benson in 1959 to promote democracy within unions. The records of the Association for Union Democracy reflect Herman Benson's interest in the struggles for democracy within unions, particularly the painters', seamen's and steelworkers' unions. To a lesser degree, the papers reflect his interest in general labor concerns.

Association of Catholic Trade Unionists of Detroit Records

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Identifier: LR000291
Abstract Correspondence, speeches, newspapers and clippings, pamphlets, and handbills. The Association of Catholic Trade Unionists of Detroit was a liberal Roman Catholic group organized in 1938 to strengthen the trade union movement along Christian lines. The main project of the Detroit chapter was the publication of the Michigan Labor Leader, which eventually became the Wage Earner. The paper took a leading role in the campaign against communism. In addition to publishing the newspaper, the ACTU...

Association of Flight Attendants: Dallas Records

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Identifier: LR000981
Abstract The Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) formed in 1973 after the Stewards and Stewardesses Division of the Air Line Pilots Association broke to form an independent association. The records of the AFA-Dallas Collection relate primarily to organizational proceedings of the international union.

Automotive Salesmen's Association Records

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: A - Bo, Box 1, Folder: 7
Identifier: LR000885
Abstract Ford and Chrysler dealership sales staff unionization.

Bakery & Confectionery Workers International Union Polish Local 77 Records

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Identifier: LR001701
Abstract The Bakery and Confectionery Workers International Union formed in 1969 from the union of the Bakery and Confectionery Workers International Union of America (f. 1886) and the American Bakery and Confectionery Workers’ International Union (f. 1957). Local 77 in Detroit was organized and chartered in 1916 by immigrants from Poland under the official name Polish Local No. 77 of the International Union of Bakers and Confectioners, Labor Federation of America. This collection documents official...

Barry Roderick Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: O-R, Box 12, Folder: 14
Identifier: LP001333
Abstract The papers of historian and collector Barry Roderick relate to left-wing political activities in Alaska. Included are flyers announcing events sponsored by the Juneau-Douglas Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and the Juneau Third World Perspective.

Ben Edelbrock Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 1
Identifier: LP001157
Abstract Subjects include: UAW Local 174

Ben Legere Papers

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Identifier: LP000709
Abstract Union activist Benjamin Legere worked in the theater as an actor, playwright, and director and participated in both the American and Canadian labor movements as a member of the General Executive Board of the Canadian One Big Union and an organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Mr. Legere’s papers reflect his activities in the American and Canadian labor movements, California politics, and the theater.

Ben Martin Papers

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Identifier: LP002372
Abstract Ben Martin (d. 2013) a long-time Detroit area resident, was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 58 since at least the 1970s. He also drew the comic strip Ben Sez, a humorous depiction of members of the union and union issues.

The collection contains five three-ring binders of original comic strips drawn by Ben Martin. The comics are of Ben Sez, a comic strip that chronicles personalities within the IBEW Local 58 from the 1970s to the 1990s.

Bernard Firestone Papers

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Identifier: LP001444
Abstract Bernard Firestone served as secretary-treasurer of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers (ACTWU) Chicago and Central States Joint Board, and as vice-president of the Metro Detroit American Federation of Labor-Council of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). The papers of Mr. Firestone reflect his work as a labor activist and his involvement in community affairs.

Bernard G. Hoffman Papers

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Identifier: LP000445
Abstract Mr. Hoffman served as union steward at the Briggs Manufacturing Company and Chrysler Corporation in the 1940's and 1950's. He also served as secretary of the Briggs Joint Apprenticeship Committee and secretary- treasurer of the National Skilled Trades Council, UAW-CIO. The bulk of the collection comprises minutes, pamphlets, newsletters, agreements, and personal notes relating to his union activities. Of particular value are Mr. Hoffman's daily notes on plant activities written during his years...

Bernard Schuck Papers

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Identifier: LP000989
Abstract Bernard Schuck worked for many years for the Guide Lamp division of General Motors at their Anderson, Indiana plant. He edited The Lampmaker, the plant’s union paper, published by UAW Local 663. After he retired from Guide Lamp, he went on to edit the newsletter for the Midwest Labor Press Association. He was an active member of the labor press throughout his life.His papers reflect his participation in various labor press association conferences, and his years as a news editor....

Bette Murphy Papers

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Identifier: LP001357
Abstract An active member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 148 (Douglas Aircraft-Long Beach), Bette Murphy was the first woman at Douglas to hold positions of supervisor and manufacturing engineer. Ms. Murphy's papers document the affairs of Local 148 throughout her career.

Bill Goode Papers

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Identifier: LP001165
Abstract Bill Goode served as United Auto Workers Director of Education and as Director of the UAW’s Black Lake Family Education Center. Mr. Goode’s papers include declassified Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) files relating the alleged Communist affiliations of Nat Ganley, Walter Reuther, and the Association of Catholic Trade Unionists (ACTU).

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International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 378
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Service Employees International Union 46
Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 44
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Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 19
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 17
American Federation of Labor 15
Democratic Party (Mich.) 15
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Wurf, Jerry, 1919- 15
Bluestone, Irving 14
National Association of Letter Carriers (U.S.) 14
Sweeney, John J. 14
United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 13
Chrysler Corporation 12
Shanker, Albert 12
Zander, Arnold S. (Arnold Scheuer), 1901-1975 12
Ford Motor Company 11
Meany, George, 1894-1980 11
United Mine Workers of America 11
East, Dennis 10
Smith, Mike (Michael O.) 10
United Steelworkers 10
Chapman, Gordon Warner, 1907- 9
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 9
Lucy, William, 1933- 9
Newspaper Guild 9
Wayne State University 9
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions 8
Socialist Workers Party 8
Cordtz, Richard 7
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 7
Textile Workers Union of America 7
Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.) 6
National Education Association of the United States 6
National Farm Worker Ministry (U.S.) 6
National Labor Relations Bureau (U.S.) 6
National Organization for Women 6
United States. Works Progress Administration 6
Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee 5
American Newspaper Guild 5
Ames, Joseph Lynn, 1925- 5
Bieber, Owen 5
Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 5
Clinton, Bill, 1946- 5
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union 5
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Local 600 5
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 5
Kramer, Leo 5
McEntee, Gerald W. 5
Michigan State AFL-CIO 5
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Stern, Andy 5
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities 5
Young, Coleman A. 5
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America 4
American Civil Liberties Union 4
Association of Catholic Trade Unionists 4
Beffel, John Nicholas 4
Ciampa, P.J. 4
Communication Workers of America 4
Detroit Free Press Co. 4
Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement 4
Ellickson, Katherine Pollak 4
Gotbaum, Victor 4
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 1-D 4
Jackson, Jesse, 1941- 4
Mason, Philip P. (Philip Parker Mason) 4
Newspaper Guild of Detroit 4
North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) 4
Reagan, Ronald 4
United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America 4
United States Postal Service 4
United States. Agency for International Development 4
United States. National Labor Relations Board 4
United States. National Mediation Board 4
AFL-CIO. Committee on Political Education. 3
AFSCME. International Convention 3
American Postal Workers Union 3
California Migrant Ministry 3
Detroit Federation of Teachers 3
Detroit News (Firm) 3
Detroit Sunday Journal 3
Farm Labor Organizing Committee (Ohio) 3
Humphrey, Hubert H., 1911-1978 3
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 3
International Labour Organization 3
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 10 3
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009 3
Kirkland, Lane 3
Kubista, Roy 3
Legere, Ben 3
Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013 3
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